Everyone loves Disney movies as their stories are adorable. So what could be cuter than Disney dog movies?
Disney offers us a variety of dog movies, from live-action to classic comedy. Moreover, these Disney dog movies can make you laugh, cry, and emote in different ways all at once!
In today’s, list we will be sharing some classic movies like “The Shaggy Dog” and some new ones such as “Bolt.”
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Best Disney Dog Movies
Here are the top Disney dog movies of all time:
#1 Air Bud (1997)
Air Bud is a comedy, sports movie, and Charles Martin Smith is the director, written by Paul Tamasy and Aaron Mendelsohn. The movie stars Michael Jeter, Air Buddy, Eric Christmas, Kevin Zegers, Bill Cobbs, and Wendy Makkena.
Furthermore, it is an original dog story called Air Buddy, a cross-bred Golden Retriever. Also, the movie gained massive success and earned 4 million dollars in the opening week. The end numbers were 27.8 million dollars.
The story follows Buddy, a stray dog loitering around alone. A young boy, Josh Framm, found Buddy after his father’s demise. Moreover, the two bonded as they both love, and Josh found out that Buddy can play basketball.
It is a beautiful story between the owner and his dog, who are overcoming every obstacle together.
Furthermore, after the success of the movie, it got four sequels. In the new movies, Buddy learns to play volleyball, football, baseball, and soccer.
#2 Togo (2019)
One of the Pixar dog movies is Togo which is an adventure and drama film. Ericson Core is the director of Walt Disney Pictures productions. The film stars Julianne Nicholson, Willem Dafoe, Michael McElhatton, Michael Gaston, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Jamie McShane, Christopher Heyerdahl, Thorbjørn Harr, Shaun Benson, and Michael Greyeyes.
The plot is about Leonhard Seppala, a doggo trainer who raises his pet called Togo. This one is also a real story set in 1925 winter. Seppala and Togo take on an adventurous journey to deliver some medicines for some creatures in a small village. To know their journey, you have to watch the real deal.
#3 The Fox and the Hound (1981)
Another best of Disney dog movies is an animated drama film which Walt Disney Productions produced. If you have read the novel, you will love watching the movie format as well. Daniel P. Mannix penned the original down.
The movie stars Mickey Rooney, Jeanette Nolan, Pearl Bailey, Sandy Duncan, Corey Feldman, Jack Albertson, and John McIntire.
The novel revolves around two friends; a red fox whose name is Tod and a dog whose name is Copper. After the death of Tod’s mother, a kind woman called Widow Tweed adopts. Soon he befriends Copper, who lives in his neighbourhood.
Moreover, quickly they become inseparable. However, both of their masters hamper their relationship as, by nature, they are both enemies.
Tod and Copper grow apart after some conflict, and as they grow older, Tod becomes a wild fox, whereas Copper is a hunting dog now. Both of them must overcome their difference so that they can reconnect again.
#4 Snow Dogs (2002)
One of the ideal Disney dog movies from the 2000s is Snow Dogs, a comedy adventure movie directed by Brian Levant. Walt Disney Pictures gifted us this movie in January 2002 and took inspiration from Winterdance, written by Gray Paulsen.
Furthermore, this film stars Cuba Gooding Jr., Nichelle Nichols, James Coburn, Graham Greene, and Sisqó.
Ted Brooks, a dentist in Miami, suddenly knows he has his name on some will. So, to claim an inheritance, he goes to Alaska. However, when he reaches there, he discovers that a team of dogs will guide him to the place traveling through the mountain.
The man goes through harsh weather conditions and meets Thunder Jack, who wants all the sled dogs for himself. Jack tries to convince Ted to go back to somewhere warmer.
#5 Super Buddies (2013)
Super Buddies is another one of the Disney dog movies which gained fame in recent years. It is a direct-to-DVD family movie and the final part of the Air Buddies franchise.
Moreover, Robert Vince is the director and is written by Robert Vince and Anna McRoberts. The film stars John Ratzenberger, Harley Graham, Jay Brazeau, Michael Teigen, Veronica Diaz Carranza, Jake Brennan Jason Earles, Sam Adler, Darien Provost, and Trey Loney.
In this movie, the Buddies found five magical rings when they went to the planet Inspiron. All of them have distinct superpowers with different purposes.
Mud Bud got invisibility, Buddha got mind control, Budderball got super strength, B Dawg got elasticity, and Rose Bud got super speed.
Now all of them need to work with Captain Canine (Megasis) to stop the power-hungry warlord Commander Drex. Drex wants to take all the rings to be the superpower of the planet and control everyone in Inspiron.
However, soon they will learn that you do not need superpowers to become a superhero.
#6 Bolt (2008)
Indulge in this animated adventure and comedy movie. The movie marked the 48th animated feature by Disney. Bryon Howard and Chris Williams directed the animated film.
The movie stars John Travolta, Mark Walton, Malcolm McDowell, Miley Cyrus, Greg Germann, Nick Swardson, Susie Essman, and Diedrich Bader.
The protagonist is a dog named Bolt. He spent his whole life on the film set acting with different characters. But due to this, his mind tells him he has superpowers in real life. Bolt doesn’t understand the difference between real life and film sets.
Furthermore, the dog feels the owner, Penny, got abducted and wants to save her. But he accidentally gets shipped to New York City from Hollywood. Here he begins his adventurous journey to finding Penny, and a hamster and cats help him.
#7 Lady and the Tramp (2019)
Another among people’s favorite Disney dog movies is Lady and the Tramp and Charlie Bean directorial. Kari Granlund and Andrew Bujalski wrote it, and Taylor Made and Walt Disney Pictures produced it.
Furthermore, the film marks the remake of a 1955 animated classic with the same name. It is a mix of CGI and live-action.
Also, the voice actors for the movie are Tessa Thompson, Sam Elliott, Janelle Monae, and Justin Theroux. The human characters include Kiersey Clemons, Ken Jeong, Thomas Mann, F. Murray Abraham, Yvette Nicole, and Adrian Martinez.
The film was released in November 2019 only on Disney+ and not on theatres. This was the first remake of Disney that was not released on theatre and only on streaming sites.
Moreover, the film got mixed reviews from both audiences and critics. They praised the actors’ voice acting and performance but criticized the pacing, screenplay, and visual effects.
The story starts when Jim gives Darling, his wife, a puppy who she named Lady. Lady befriends her neighbour dog, Trusty, and Jock.
In the meantime, Schnauzer-mutt dog, better known as Tramp, spends all day on the streets searching for food. Also, he causes trouble for Elliot, who is a dog catcher.
While escaping from Elliot, Tramp hides in the backyard of Lady’s house. From here begins the heartwarming story between Lady and Tramp, and despite their differences, they grow closer and understand each other.
#8 Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
One of the hilarious Disney dog movies is Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Raja Gosnell is the director, and the screenplay is by Jeff Bushell and Analisa LA Bianco.
The voice actors are Andy Garcia, Drew Barrymore, and George Lopez. The human leads include Jamie Lee Curtis, Piper Perabo, and Manolo Cardona.
Businesswoman Viv adopted Cloe, a chihuahua, and pamper her a lot. Viv needs to go on a 10-day business trip and let her careless niece Rachel take care of Cloe for the next few days.
However, Rachel decides to visit Mexico with some of her friends and also brings Cloe with her.
One day Rachel with her friends goes to a night club leaving Cloe in the hotel room. But Cloe thought Rachel left her and went to look for her. However, she gets dognapped. She is then sent to Mexico City, where she has to join a dog fight match.
In the meantime, Rachel came back to her hotel room and did not find Cloe and desperately looks for her in the streets. To know more, you need to watch this incredible mystery.
#9 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
It is one of the fun cartoon dog movies by Disney and remake of The Incredible Journey (1963). The movie picturizes the novel (1961) with the same name written by Sheila Burnford.
The comedy-adventure film is a Duwayne Dunham directorial. After the movie’s success, they made part two and named Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco in 1996.
Chance, a selfish dog, narrates the story. Jamie Burnford adopted him, but he shows no interest in him does not consider being a family member.
Burnford family members have other pets, including Sassy the Himalayan cat, owned by Hope, Jamie’s sister. They have a Golden Retriever named Shadow and are owned by Peter, Jamie’s brother.
One day their mother Laura marries Bob and Chance ruined the wedding cake. Shortly after this, the family temporarily moves to San Francisco due to Bob’s job. Kate, who is Laura’s friend, look after them for some time.
Both Sassy and Shadow miss their owner. However, Chance saw this as a place to be free and relax.
After few days, Kate went running some errands and asked her neighbor Frank to look after the animals. However, there was a miscommunication between them, and Frank thought Kate took the animals with her.
Furthermore, Shadow and Sassy thought they are being abandoned. Shadow didn’t believe this and decided to go home. Sassy and Chance do not want to be alone in an unknown house, so both decided to accompany Shadow. Their adventure is the main crux of the Disney movie!
#10 Eight Below (2006)
It is a movie about survival which is a remake of the 1983 movie Antarctica by Koreyoshi Kurahara, Susumu Saji, Toshiro Ishido, and Tatsuo Nogami.
The movie stars Bruce Greenwood, Jason Biggs, Moon Bloodgood, the late Paul Walker. Moreover, the film depicts Antarctica while being shot in Greenland, Canada, Svalbard, British Columbia, and Norway.
It is a real story about friendship and loyalty. With his friend and American geologist, Jerry Shepard needs to leave all the dogs behind due to an accident, and the weather condition is getting worse day by day.
Now all the dogs are alone and need to survive in this cold and harsh winter in Antarctica. However, after few months, Shepard wants to go back to Antarctica to rescue the dogs with his other colleague. The story revolves around his quest to do so.
#11 Frankenweenie (2012)
It is a 3D stop motion comedy, horror, science fiction movie directed by Tim Burton.
There was a short film with this name, back in 1984. Moreover, both pay honor to the 1931 original Frankenstein, based on the book. The famous writing by Mary Shelly, The Modern Prometheus, back in 1818.
The cast includes Winona Ryder, Conchata Farrell, Charlie Tahan, Martin Short, Atticus Shaffer, Catherine O’Hara, and Martin Landau.
The story explores the bond between Victor Frankenstein and his dog Sparky. Victor is a misfit at school and a complete science nerd. He only has one friend, and that is his dog.
However, tragedy strikes them, and Sparky had an accident and died. Heartbroken, Victor shared this with his school science teacher. He gives Victor an idea of how to bring back Sparky again.
Moreover, the experiment was successful, and everything goes well. But, other students in his class get to know about this secret and want to bring back different dead animals to harm society.
Disney dog movies are super cute and very fun for a weekend binge. Whatever genre of dog movies you like, Disney has it. They make some of the best dog films which kids, as well as adults, can enjoy.
If you know of more such Disney dog movies, tell us which one is your favorite in the comment section below.